40 Year Recertification Inspections

Serving Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties 

Greg Batista, South Florida’s top concrete and structural engineer. 

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40 Year Recertification Inspections

Serving Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida

Greg Batista, South Florida’s top concrete and structural engineer.

What you need to know about 40 year recertification!

Greg Batista explains what a 40 year certification is and why it is important.

The 40-year recertification building inspection is required by law and is to ensure that buildings are structurally and electrically safe. Buildings must have the inspection performed by a structural engineer at 40 years of age from construction and every 10 years thereafter.

Although the cost of a 40 Year Recertification can vary widely from professional to professional, there are certain basic items that can affect the cost.  Either way, it is a good idea to understand what these potential issues are so you can discuss these with your engineer.  Your engineer can provide you with a proposal once he has a good understanding of your building.  Some engineers  provide a price “per door” or per apartment. Prices can range between $10 per door to $300 per door (depending on many factors).  Others provide a price based on square footage.  Still others take into consideration the location or the structure, its age, and even if it has a crawl space that he may have to squeeze into.

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Why do I have to do a 40 year inspection?

You might be asking yourself why one needs to do this 40 year inspection. The answer comes down to one word “safety”. These 40 year inspections are required by law and are enforced in order to keep buildings safe. These inspections contain a list of certain items that must be investigated and checked.

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What does the inspection involve?

On the surface, the inspection is rather simple. But, Although seemingly straightforward, it takes an experienced professional to perform the inspection. That person must carefully inspect the property and properly identify the problems.The inspector can also provide you with valuable feedback as to the best way to perform the repairs.

I know I need the recertification. What do I do now?

You must hire a licensed professional as required by law. I should invest some time investigating the person and the company. You must also make sure they are properly authorized and insured.Also, you should ask if they have insurance of errors and omissions, since this is the seal of a serious and established engineering company.

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If you are looking at other companies that provide this important inspection service, ask them…

  • Do they provide the Structural AND Electrical inspection and expertise IN-HOUSE?…. We DO!– This keeps our costs low since we don’t have to subcontract these services to others.

  • Do they provide a list of repairs (if needed) included in the same price?…. We Do!

  • Do they provide IN-HOUSE structural and electrical professionals that can provide recommendations for repairs (if needed)?… We Do!

  • Have they been performing these inspections for more than a decade?… We Have!

  • Do they have a long list of Satisfied Customers which can be called as a referral?… We Do!

  • Do they have full-time certified inspectors and full-time Professional Engineers on Staff?… We Do!


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